Arn(h)old (Hölzel)*

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Arnhold (Hölzel)*
Arnold (Hölzel)*
Арнгольтъ (Hölzel)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Arnold sisters who immigrated to Russia: (1) Christina; and (2) Anna.

Stephan Seelmann, a weaver (Weber), his wife Christina, and children (Andreas, age 5; Dorothea, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager along with his sister-in-law Anna [surname not recorded] (age 18).

Stephan Seelmann, his wife Christina, and sister-in-law Anna Arnold are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Christina [Arnold] and her husband Stephan Seelmann are recorded on the 1767 census of Hölzel in Household No. 44.

Anna Arnold is believed to be recorded on the 1767 census of Hölzel in Household No. 36 as the wife of Nikolaus (junior) Bontemps, with whom they had been traveling from St. Petersburg to Saratov.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Arnold family among the Volga German colonies.




- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 117, 120.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6173.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7538, 7591-7593.

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